Tamale, Oct. 31, GNA – The Ministry of Youth and Sports has donated a total of 4,160 footballs to 78 private and public Senior High Schools in the Northern Region to help unearth football talents in the country.
Each of the schools would receive 15 footballs and 115 each to the 26 districts in the region.
Dr Omani Boamah, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports who made the donation, said the balls were meant to be used by the beneficiary institutions to engage community football clubs and help promote the football in the country.
He said football is a game that promotes unity, understanding and transcends religious and ethnic boundaries.
Dr Boamah warned the beneficiary districts and head of institutions to desist from locking the footballs in their offices as if they were their personal properties but rather make good use of them.
The Minister called for the need to re-energize the curricular of the GES to include physical education where students could engage in physical sporting activities that would promote good health.
Alhaji Alhassan Issahaku, Northern Regional Coordinating Director, said the region possessed numerous football talents which needed to be unearthed for national benefit saying “the donation is the right step towards reviving talents in Northern Ghana”.